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January 2019

As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

January 16 - February 3
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA, 501 D St NW United States

https://globallab.georgetown.edu/projects/far-fingertips-take/A 15 minute, one-on-one performance by Tania El Khoury, performed by Basel Zaraa, presented in association with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Tickets: $15In 2016, Tania El Khoury commissioned musician and street artist Basel Zaraa, who was born a refugee in Syria, to record a rap song inspired by the journey his sisters made from Damascus to Sweden. As Far As My Fingertips Take Me, the intimate theater-for-one experience that El…

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New Year Outlook for the Philippines: From Maritime Dispute with China to Mid-Term Elections

January 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
ICC 700 (Executive Conference Room)

Marites Dañguilan Vitug, one of the Philippines’ most respected journalists, will discuss her new book, Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China (Ateneo Press, 2018) and share her views on Philippine foreign policy and the Philippine political outlook in 2019. She will begin her presentation with the landmark Philippine victory in its maritime case against China and what has happened under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, including the shift in foreign policy, the pivot towards China, and…

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CANCELLED El Salvador 2019: Perspectives from presidential candidate Nayib Bukele

January 18 @ 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

DUE TO CHANGES IN MR. BUKELE'S SCHEDULE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. On January 18, the Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to welcome presidential candidate in El Salvador Nayib Bukele, who will share his perspectives on El Salvador’s most pressing challenges, his vision for the country’s future, and the political and personal trajectory which led him to run for the highest political office in El Salvador. In 2017 Nayib Bukele, who was mayor of San Salvador from 2015…

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JumpStart January: Think Tank Careers

January 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

How can you make a meaningful contribution to policy research at think tanks? Join us for an insightful conversation with GU alumni about career paths and work in these research organizations. RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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[CLAS Ambassador Series] Times of Change: Prospects for Brazil

January 22 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm EST
McGhee Library

The Center for Latin American Studies invites you to a conversation with the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States, Sergio Silva do Amaral, as he discusses what's next for Brazil. THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD OFF THE RECORD. Lunch will be provided, if you have any dietary restrictions please contact Laura Cossette at lc1070@georgetown.edu.RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clas-ambassador-series-times-of-change-prospects-for-brazil-tickets-54859478176 

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JumpStart January: Intelligence & National Security Careers

January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Join us for a look at what it takes to break into the intelligence field. This event will feature a panel of practitioners in the field of intelligence.RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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JumpStart January: Careers in Foreign Service

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Interested in learning more about careers in the U.S. Foreign Service? This panel will be an opportunity to interact with diplomats to learn more about what it takes to pursue a successful career in the foreign service.RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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Book Talk: Victor Cha and David Kang on Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies

January 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

The Asian Studies Program and the Mortara Center for International Studies invites Georgetown University students, faculty, and staff to a discussion about North Korean engagement strategies with Professor Victor Cha of Georgetown University and Professor David Kang of the University of Southern California. Fifteen years after the book was first published, the revised edition of Nuclear North Korea "remains an essential guide to the difficult choices we face" when it comes to engaging with North Korea. Kang believes the threat…

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JumpStart January: Surviving the SF86

January 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Eligibility for access to classified information, commonly known as a security clearance, is granted only to those for whom an appropriate personnel security background investigation has been completed. Come to this session to learn more about the background process, the different types of clearances issued, and the kinds of jobs that require one. Note: U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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JumpStart January: Careers in Conflict and Negotiation

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Mortara Center Boardroom, Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20007

DescriptionConflict and Negotiation is an expanding field of professional practice, both in the United States and around the world. The escalating costs of conflict for countries, organizations, and individuals has led to an increased demand for specialists entering the field. Join us for a panel discussion with professionals who have worked across sectors engaged in local and global conflict resolution initiatives. This event includes a moderated panel from 4pm-5pm with a small networking reception, hosted by the Georgetown Baker Negotiation…

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JumpStart January: Careers in Multilateral Organizations

January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room, US, 15301 E Rome Rd United States

Hear from working professionals working in multilateral organizations about ways to intern, get your foot in the door for consultancies and establish a career with influential multilateral organizations. Many opportunities discussed will be suitable for international students who are strongly encouraged to attend.RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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JumpStart January: Careers in Political Risk

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Want to learn more about careers at the intersection of the public and private sector? Join us for a conversation with alumni working across sectors to positively impact global development.RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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JumpStart January: Political and Legislative Careers

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Take advantage of being in DC to explore political and legislative careers from a bi-partisan panel of Hoyas working in our city's most prominent industry. Whether you aspire to work in government relations roles, to work across multiple sectors, or to become a senior political appointmentee at some point in your career, don't miss this conversation on getting in, succeeding and shaping your political or public service career. This event is co-sponsored with the Georgetown Institute for Politics and Public…

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JumpStart January: Hoyas in Energy

January 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Are you interested in the energy field? There are many ways to approach a career in this sector. SFS graduates thrive in this field through employment in policy, intelligence, research and intelligence positions among many others. Join us for a panel featuring alumni from the NNSA, ITTA, and more.RSVP HereCo-sponsored with the SFS Energy Club.This event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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EPS: Trump’s Fuel Economy Standard Rollback and New Evidence on Consumer Valuation of Fuel Economy

January 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

Join the Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar for a discussion with Professor Ken Gillingham of Yale University. Kenneth Gillingham is an Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University, and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2015-2016, he served as the Senior Economist for Energy and the Environment at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He has published widely on consumer decisions and policy in transportation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. His work…

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JumpStart January: Networking Reception

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Healey Family Student Center Great Room

Join your fellow SFS Hoyas to practice your pitch and expand your network with students and alumni over drinks and appetizers at this year's annual JumpStart January Networking Reception.RSVP HereNetworking Reception only open to Georgetown School of Foreign Service graduate students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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JumpStart January: Work-Life Balance Matters

January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Join us for this new panel discussing the importance and skills to achieve balance in your life while also pursuing a fulfilling career.Panelists include:Anne Clawson (MAGES '11), Director of Government Affairs & Sustainability, ALCOAChristopher Porter (MAGES '98), Managing Director and Regional Executive, Bank of New York MellonWill Nuland (MAGES '10) Strategic Intelligence Manager, FacebookRenata Kuegle (MAGES), Vice President, Investment Services, Relationship Management - Austria & CEE, Bank of New York MellonRSVP HereCo-sponsored with the BMW Center for German European Studies.This…

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Masters in Development Seminar Series: Chester Crocker

January 28 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm EST
ICC 700

ZOOM LINK: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/564349829James R. Schlesinger Professor of the Practice of Strategic Studies, SFS“The Crossroads of Conflict and Development”

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Tech and the Future of National Security

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Lohrfink Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057, 1101 2nd Pl SE United States

Join the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Center for Security Studies for a conversation with Palmer Luckey, Founder of Anduril and Oculus VR, Trae Stephens (SFS'06), Chairman of Anduril, and moderator Professor Toni Gidwani (SFS'04, SSP'08), Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Center for Security Studies, as they discuss the technologies that will define the battlespace of the future, why and how the U.S. tech industry and defense community need to renew their relationship, and what’s at stake.In the…

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JumpStart January: Careers in Tech for Development

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room, US, 15301 E Rome Rd United States

Interested in finding innovative solutions to the most urgent problems in the world? Join us for a panel to explore career opportunities at the intersection of tech and development, and find out how cutting-edge technology can be applied to issues such as poverty reduction and the refugee crisis. SFS graduates will share their experiences in policy, research, and consulting positions in the field.RSVP HereCo-sponsored with Georgetown Foreign Affairs, Science, & Technology.This event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni.…

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Ukraine between Russia, the West, and Itself

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Alumni House, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States

Please join CERES for a public lecture by James Sherr, associate fellow at Chatham House. The lecture will be chaired by Angela Stent, CERES director, with a light reception to follow.Ukraine between Russia, the West, and ItselfMonday, January 285:00-6:00 PM (reception to follow)Alumni HouseRSVP HEREJames Sherr is an associate fellow and former head of the Russia and Eurasia programme (2008-11) at Chatham House. He was a member of the Social Studies Faculty of Oxford University from 1993 to 2012; a…

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Book Talk: Mexico City, 1808: Power, Sovereignty, and Silver in an Age of War and Revolution

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

Please join Professor John Tutino (Georgetown University) for a discussion of his book, Mexico City, 1808: Power, Sovereignty, and Silver in an Age of War and Revolution (University of New Mexico Press, 2018). He will be joined by Professors Alejandro Cañeque and David Sartorius (University of Maryland), moderated by Professor Erick Langer (Georgetown University), for a conversation on his vision of the political violence and social conflicts that led to the fall of silver capitalism and Mexican independence in 1821.

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JumpStart January: Working Abroad in Complex Environments

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room, US, 15301 E Rome Rd United States

The greatest challenge facing the development field is how to disrupt cycles of poverty and violence in fragile states. As the populations of these areas continue to grow at rates greater than their more developed peers, the threat of spillover into the surrounding region, and indeed into the US, increases. These same areas are most at risk from the adverse effects of climate change and natural disaster, exacerbating an already dangerous situation. Join us to hear from development experts working…

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The Crisis of Masculinity and the Rise of Political Repression in the US and Europe

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Intercultural Center 700 (ECR)

A lecture from the BMW Center for German and European Studies's annual event series, "A Century of Women's Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo"The BMW Center for German and European Studies invites you to:The Crisis of Masculinity and the Rise of Political Repression in the US and Europea lecture by:Dr. Myra Marx FerreeAlice H. Cook Professor of SociologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonDr. Sarah Wiliarty specializes in West European politics. Her recent book investigates how Christian Democratic parties have had to reformulate their…

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JumpStart January: Leveraging your Language & Regional Expertise

January 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room, US, 15301 E Rome Rd United States

Languages and Regional experience can be an asset for any organization, but how do you market yourself towards a non-regionally specific job, pivot to another region, or leverage your language skills in the job search? Join a panel of alumni as they discuss how they leveraged their language and regional expertise to increase opportunities.RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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JumpStart January: Careers in Public Service

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room, US, 15301 E Rome Rd United States

Public service is a calling, with a wide number of opportunities you do not often think about. Join us for a panel of your not so typical jobs in public service.RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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JumpStart January: Developing and Leveraging Hard Skills

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Programming, statistics, data analysis, financial planning, project management. Hard skills are in demand in almost every sector and bespoke tools and experience can often set you apart in the job search. Join a panel of SFS alumni who used technical expertise and hard skills to open up doors, some expected and some not, and learn how they learned what they know.RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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JumpStart January: Careers in International Development

January 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Jobs in this sector are diverse, and emcompass the many issues faced by economically disadvantaged regions of the world. Implementing long term solutions and creating capacity for sustainability remains the focus in the world of international development. Join a panel of alumni as they discuss projects that they have engaged in around the world, and the skills needed to thrive in this field.RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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JumpStart January: Careers in Government Affairs

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Executive Conference Room ICC 700

Looking to work at the nexus of government, policy, and business? Looking to move from government to the private sector or vice-versa? Join us for a panel of alumni and industry leaders to learn more about the field and the myriad of opportunities available here in DC and around the world.RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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JumpStart January: Careers in Media & Communication

January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

The world around us is constantly changing and our fast-paced news cycle has to keep up. Join us to learn from SFS alumni working in media and communications to learn more about the work they do to keep us informed and how to break into the field.RSVP HereThis event is only open to Georgetown students and alumni. Professional attire is required.

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